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Enniskillen Lodge No. 185

Enniskillen Lodge No. 185 has earned the designation:

"Cornerstone Lodge 2016 - 2018"

"The lodge deserves to be extremely proud of the level of proficiency that it has achieved and you are to be commended for your dedication and determination in meeting the Cornerstone challenge." - Brother 2 Brother Team

Meets First Monday of Each Month * at 7:30 p.m. **

 

(except January, July and August)

 

*Meets First Tuesday when Monday is a holiday.

 

** Lodge opens at 7:30 p.m., except for the Official Visit of the D.D.G.M. (October) and Installation & Investiture of the Officers (May), when Lodge opens at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Location

Map - Enniskillen Lodge No. 185

Meetings

Description

Month

Date

Regular Meetings

Sept. - Dec., Feb. - June

1st Mon.*

Official Visit

October - 7:00 p.m.

1st Mon.

Installation

May - 7:00 p.m.

1st Mon.

*First Tuesday when Monday is a holiday

Contact Information

History

Named after the Irish home of Dr. Robert Davis, a Charter Member, the Lodge was first held in 1867 in the Barber Hotel.  After a few years the members bought a building of their own which was destroyed by fire in 1899 with the loss of all records and regalia.  They then bought a building called Fisher Church, which was taken down and moved to York, and used for about 20 years until sold.  The pews from that church are still in use in the lodge room. The Brethren then bought the Barber Hotel in 1923 and remodeled the second floor into the current Lodge Room, which is still in use today.  The building was designed by architect Wm. Broughton and is of late Georgian design, influenced by the Regency style common to Southern Ontario in the 1800ís.


 

150th Anniversary Celebration

 

Enniskillen Lodge #185

 

January 21, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.W.  Bro. John C. Green, Grand Master,

Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario

 

 

 

 

 

R.W. Bro. Ray A Young, District Deputy Grand Master, Hamilton Masonic District B,

M.W.  Bro. John C. Green, Grand Master,

Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario

V.W. Bro. Lou Domjan, Worshipful Master, Enniskillen Lodge No. 185

 

 

 

 

 

R.W. Bro. Ray A Young, District Deputy Grand Master, Hamilton Masonic District B,

V.W. Bro. Lou Domjan, Worshipful Master, Enniskillen Lodge No. 185

 

 

 

 

 

M.W.  Bro. John C. Green, Grand Master, Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario receives Enniskillen Lodge No. 185's 150th Anniversary History from its author, R.W. Bro. Thomas Forbes

 

 

 

 

 

2016 - 2017 Officers

 

 

 

 

Hand Crafted 150th Anniversary Mirror Donated by V.W. Bro. Michael Martin (painted by his brother).

 

R.W. Bro. Ray A Young, District Deputy Grand Master, Hamilton Masonic District B,

M.W.  Bro. John C. Green, Grand Master,

Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario

V.W. Bro. Michael Martin

V.W. Bro. Lou Domjan, Worshipful Master, Enniskillen Lodge No. 185

 

 

 

 

 

Charter Dated January 21, 1867

 

 

 

 

Bro. Robert James (Jim) Nelles

 

Bro. Jim Nelles was Inner Guard for Enniskillen Lodge #185 during its Centennial Celebrations in 1967. He later moved to Toronto work in the field of architecture. His great-great-Grandfather, John Nelles, was a brother to Col. Robert Nelles. Col. Robert Nelles was a founding member and first Worshipful Master of Union Lodge #15, (later re-numbered 7) at The Forty, which was later renamed Grimsby.

 

Special thanks to Alfreda Jefferies for providing the ancestry information. Her great-great-Grandmother (Maria Bingle) was Col. Nelles' second wife. Married in 1814.

 

 

 

Bro. Robert James (Jim) Nelles and Union Lodge #7 Brethren in Attendance

 

V.W. Bro. Olavi Niemi, P.G.S., V.W. Bro. David A. Kemp, P.G.S., V.W. Bro. Donald Lee Sutherland, P.G.P.,

 

Bro. Robert James (Jim) Nelles, R.W. Bro. Robert J. Brooks, P.D.D.G.M.

 

 


 

 

 

[Lodge Image]

 

Enniskillen Lodge No.185 previously met in the old historic Barber Hotel at York until it moved to Caledonia January 2, 2006 and Binbrook January 6, 2014.

 

 


                           

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